The Metropolitan Transit Authority is very unhappy with the man you see above, a station agent at West 4th Street who apparently reacts to the frustrations of his job with exuberant, double fingered salutes. Manhattanite Jonathan Pillot shared a video of the agent to his Facebook page; it shows Pi ... More >>
Oh, hi. Did you have a nice commute this morning? On the L train, perhaps? No? It was awful? Worse than usual, in fact? That's because, as you may have discovered, if you're one of the unlucky thousands who use that train, a large chunk of it was down this morning for about half an hour to 45 minute ... More >>
We understand how great complaining is, especially complaining about "your" train and how long you have to wait for it. The G train kills love! The R causes ebola! The 2 and 3 killed both your grandparents! (First one, then the other, obviously. Not both at the same time. That would be too awful. Pl ... More >>
This weekend the MTA announced that it had uncovered a nearly $2 billion surplus in its operating budget. How about those scheduled fare hikes in 2015 and 2017? Despite the discovery of the surplus, MTA officials plan to go ahead with the fare hikes anyway.
The photo you see to the right washed up on the shores of Reddit yesterday. It's a duck in a subway station. "Why is that duck in that subway station?", you ask. The short answer is: Aflac publicity stunt. The longer answer: poorly thought-out Aflac publicity stunt, one that has the MTA rather steam ... More >>
There were a number of possible responses to yesterday's news that a small dead shark was found in the subway: sadness (dead animal), puzzlement (dead aquatic animal?), and, for the germaphobes among us, extreme, immediate, misplaced panic (Jesus Christ, have I been sitting in shark juice)? But the ... More >>
City Comptroller John Liu, whose hopes of being the next mayor have been increasingly damaged by a fundraising scandal, is shaking things up in his staff, his office announced today. The biggest blow to Liu has been the arrest of his 25-year-old campaign manager, which has raised questions about h ... More >>
For those of us paid to type about city politics for a living, there can be no merrier Season's Greetings than Mike Bloomberg's new presidential tryout. For one thing, it gets mayoral aides clicking on all six cylinders when it comes to anonymous quote making, like this gem donated to the N ... More >>
The mayor's 'crime'
The Staten Island Ferry Crashed. Do You Know Where Your Mayor Is? Last weekend, Mike Bloomberg waited until the show was over at the White House Correspondent's dinner in Washington before heading back to town to check into an attempted car bombing on the most crowded street in his city. Thi ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the new board for his multibillion-dollar foundation yesterday and it looks a lot like a potential Bloomberg for President advisory board. For Republicans down in Florida, there's a Bush (Jeb) and a Cuban-American (Miami mayor Manny Diaz). For right-wing Dems, he's got th ... More >>
Now it can be told: The surprising ties between the billionaire mayor and the poor slob who ran against him
By all accounts, Mayor Bloomberg's ice-breaker sit-down yesterday with the city's five Republican county leaders didn't yield the deal he seeks to run on the party's ballot line this fall. But it did produce a nugget of truth-telling that has long escaped us: In last year's presidential contest, A ... More >>